Board Governs New Academy in Astoria
On Saturday, June 17, 2017, the last class of Immaculate Conception School in Astoria graduated, but that is not where the story ends. On Saturday, June 16, 2018, the first class of Immaculate Conception Catholic Academy in Astoria will graduate, and a new tradition will begin.
On Sept. 1, Immaculate Conception will become a Catholic academy, governed by its own board of directors – women and men who are dedicated to supporting Catholic education. The governance model is the primary difference between a school and an academy, but the mission remains the same.
Located in the heart of Astoria, the academy serves families with children from toddlers to teens and reflects the diversity of the surrounding community. Children of all faiths are welcome and encouraged to enroll.
Immaculate Conception School’s mission has been to provide every child with a safe and nurturing environment that facilitates a love of learning as well as a love for God, others and self, and Immaculate Conception Catholic Academy will continue to fulfill that mission.
Immaculate Conception’s Early Childhood Program begins with “Just the Two of Us” for toddlers, 18 to 30 months and their caregivers. There is nursery for three-year-olds, and PreK for All is available for children who will be four years of age by Dec. 31. After that, they’re ready for the big time – kindergarten!
Students from kindergarten through eighth grade have instruction in English language arts, mathematics, religion, science and social studies. Rounding out the curriculum are classes in art, computer, gym, music and Spanish.
Children who struggle academically and qualify are supported by a SETSS teacher and Title I services. Before-school, after-school and summer programs are also available. In addition, the athletic program includes basketball, volleyball and track.
Immaculate Conception Catholic Academy is conveniently located one block from the Ditmars Blvd. subway station on the N and W lines, just 15 minutes from Manhattan.
Be part of the new tradition.